Heart health is on a lot of people's minds these days, especially as more and more people are developing high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type II diabetes. You may think that you're on your way to figuring it all out, too. Eating a h... Read more
So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su... Read more
All kinds of foods provide nutrients that your body needs. But some foods, known as "functional foods," do more for you body than just provide nutrients. They may also play a role in the prevention and treatment of certain chronic diseases.... Read more
Conduct a quick Google search, and you’ll find miraculous claims about a tropical fat that has become increasingly popular among health-conscious consumers in recent years: coconut oil. Health claims about the oil's ability to hel... Read more
New to gardening? Worried that planting your first edibles will turn out to be a fruitless labor? Fear not, novice gardener! While not totally foolproof, certain plants are ideal for gardening neophytes who want to increase their chances of gardening... Read more
I'd plant a garden if I lived in an area where I could own a house on a decently sized lot; I love gardening. We're not in our "forever home", so I depend on the organic produce I can find at local stores and/or farmers' markets.... Read more
I'm very low on iron and just got back from consulting with a nutritionist on how I can increase my iron intake. She said that plant based iron is so little absorbed by the body that I shouldn't count any of it as going towards my iron for the day...... Read more
Planting my flag! I hate that this is coming when everyone is doing their New year's resolutions. I need this to last longer than Valentine's Day! So I signed up for a triathlon to keep myself on track!... Read more
Hey has anyone tried out a plant based "vegan" diet? I went grocery shopping and bought only vegan products, so far it's not too bad but it's only been 3 days haha. Has anyone tried this, could you share any successes or tips/feeling in general?... Read more
A supplement made from plant sterols (all natural and found in plants, just more concentrated) that helps to balance and strengthen your immune system. I have been using Moducare for 2 yrs and have not had more than a couple of allergy attacks since... Read more
SparkPeople.com member Eboston421 recently asked about margarine versus butter and which is better nutritionally. The discussions of margarine versus butter began in the 1990s, when research related to trans fatty acids in margarines was coming out.... Read more
Spring is here! These sunnier days and warmer temperatures are lifting my spirits and making my runs so much more enjoyable. But the thing that I get most excited about this time of year is my fruit and vegetable garden!I started gardening for severa... Read more
I just read this article: Plant Sterols and Plant Stanols: What You Need to Know www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art icles.asp?id=1180 right here on SparkPeople, and I'm very concerned. Only two of the comments on the article seemed to re... Read more
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